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Beecher, Donald

Overview
Works: 118 works in 397 publications in 4 languages and 11,353 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Sources  Humor  Drama 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Translator, Creator
Classifications: PR2336.R8, 616.8583
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Publications about Donald Beecher
Publications by Donald Beecher
Most widely held works by Donald Beecher
A treatise on lovesickness by Jacques Ferrand( Book )
10 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 335 libraries worldwide
Ariosto today : contemporary perspectives by Massimo Ciavolella( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 297 libraries worldwide
Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando furioso is one of the masterpieces of the Renaissance, a work which, many argue, signalled the apogee of Renaissance fancy on the precipice of irony and decline. This collection of essays brings together twelve noted Italian and American scholars to provide a complete picture of Ariosto and all his works, covering topics such as historical criticism relating to Ariosto's place and time; philological investigations into the varying literary styles of the author, especially outside of the Furioso; Ariosto's extrinsic relationships with other literary traditions; and formal and thematic excavations of the immanent aesthetics of the Furioso. Each essayist acknowledges the fact that Ariosto's creations are charged with allusions and allegiances variously inviting recognition or demanding the status of record. This reading of his works reveals that Ariosto was not a writer who believed, as it was previously thought, that literature is something escapist or fantastic in nature, but one who, in writing and re-writing his works, tried to re-interpret literary tradition while incorporating the new literary instruments that were available to him at the time: Ariosto's literary production is an integration of tradition and invention. This new reading of his work will be essential to any Italianist's library
The impresario (untitled) by Gian Lorenzo Bernini( Book )
8 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and held by 267 libraries worldwide
Comparative critical approaches to Renaissance comedy ( Book )
8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 267 libraries worldwide
Farewell to military profession, 1581 by Barnabe Rich( Book )
7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 262 libraries worldwide
The scruffy scoundrels = Gli straccioni by Annibal Caro( Book )
6 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in English and held by 213 libraries worldwide
Taking exception to the law : materializing injustice in early modern English literature by Grant Williams( Book )
8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 193 libraries worldwide
Renaissance comedy : the Italian masters by Donald Beecher( Book )
21 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 192 libraries worldwide
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Satisfaction all around = (Les Contens) by Odet de Turnèbe( Book )
6 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in English and French and held by 171 libraries worldwide
Rosalind : Euphues' golden legacy found after his death in his cell at Silexedra (1590) by Thomas Lodge( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
The three sisters by Leone de' Sommi( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Eros and Anteros : the medical traditions of love in the renaissance ( Book )
8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
Le veglie di Siena = The night games of Siena by Orazio Vecchi( score )
7 editions published in 2004 in 3 languages and held by 133 libraries worldwide
Adapted brains and imaginary worlds : cognitive science and the literature of the Renaissance by Donald Beecher( Book )
3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
"The literary discipline is based on principles of structure and language, is concerned with interpreting the emotions in characters comprising humanity in all its variety reacting to the provocations of their imaginary worlds, and encompasses our cognitive and affective reactions to those representations. So much of what we take from reading, though, is not linked to language: linguistic prompts merely set in motion the associations, memories, and images through which we generate meaning and emotionalize experience. Reading, if it is to understand how and why our minds complete fictive worlds, must take an interest in what the emotions are, where they originate, and what they are for. The cognitive sciences offer valuable perspectives on the feeling brain, perspectives which reveal much about the emotions of imaginary persons and the feelings they arouse in readers. This work aims to connect textual interpretation and brain science. In so doing, it furthers the understanding of literary experience and opens up new approaches to literature in general through philosophical insights into the human brain. Each of the book's eleven chapters sets out to bring a relevant cognitive perspective into the spotlight: memory, the emotions, the self, intentionality, laughter, crying, conversion experience, the psychology of suspense, criminal deviancy, binary ethics--the narrative brain in perceptual and imaginative modes--by analyzing these experiences and emotions in relevant works of Renaissance literature. The texts are both minor but characteristic and canonical, from The Dialogue of Solomon and Marcolphus and The Moral Philosophy of Doni, to Spenser's Faerie Queene and Shakespeare's Measure for Measure."--
Critical approaches to English prose fiction, 1520-1640 ( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
The dialogue of Solomon and Marcolphus ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and English, Middle [1100-1500] and held by 102 libraries worldwide
The pleasant nights by Giovanni Francesco Straparola( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
"Renowned today for his contribution to the rise of the modern European fairy tale, Giovan Francesco Straparola (c. 1480-c. 1557) is particularly known for his dazzling anthology The Pleasant Nights. Originally published in Venice in 1550 and 1553, this collection features seventy-three folk stories, fables, jests, and pseudo-histories, including nine tales we might now designate for 'mature readers' and seventeen proto-fairy tales. Nearly all of these stories, including classics such as 'Puss in Boots, ' made their first ever appearance in this collection; together, the tales comprise one of the most varied and engaging Renaissance miscellanies ever produced. Its appeal sustained it through twenty-six editions in the first sixty years
Ars reminiscendi : mind and memory in Renaissance culture ( Book )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
The Pleasant Nights - Volume 1 by Giovanni Francesco Straparola( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Immensely entertaining and readable, The Pleasant Nights will appeal to anyone interested in fairy tales, ancient stories, and folk creations
The pleasant nights by Giovanni Francesco Straparola( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Immensely entertaining and readable, The Pleasant Nights will appeal to anyone interested in fairy tales, ancient stories, and folk creations
 
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Beecher, D. A.
Beecher, D. A. 1942-
Beecher, D.A. (Donald A.)
Beecher, Donald A. 1942-
Beecher, Donald Allen
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